Elderflower Mojito

Elderflower Mojito

My elderflower mojito is easier to make than the traditional because it does not require a simple syrup. It uses elderflower liqueur!

 Elderflower Mojito Cocktail | www.homeandplate.com | This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient - St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Mojitos are all the rage this summer. They’re refreshing and bubbly on a hot summer day. But my summer cocktail has a secret ingredient called elderflower liqueur.

My elderflower mojito is easier to make than the traditional because it does not require a simple syrup. I muddle my mint leaves in lime juice and elderflower liqueur for a few minutes to release the mint’s oils then add rum and club soda.

Is this cocktail gluten free?

Easy peasy and refreshing. And did you know this elderflower mojito cocktail is completely gluten-free?

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 Elderflower Mojito Cocktail | www.homeandplate.com | This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient - St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

Whenever I go on vacation to Mexico a mojito is usually my go-to drink. This cocktail traces its origins back to Cuba. It was a favorite cocktail of Ernest Hemingway.

I much prefer to make my own mojitos at home because I like to keep my mint leaves intact. You want to release the oils from the mint leaves, not beat your cocktail to a pulp. And it’s no fun getting a mouthful of broken leaves while you’re enjoying your cocktail.

I grow my own mint in the summer because it’s so much more flavorful picking it out of the pot than it is buying a bunch at the grocery store.  Make sure to plant it in its own pot because it spreads like wildfire otherwise. I share it with everyone in the neighborhood because it does grow like a weed.

It’s also great in fruit salsa served on top of fish.

 Elderflower Mojito Cocktail | www.homeandplate.com | This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient - St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.

This is not the first cocktail I have featured using elderflower liqueur. Many classic cocktails are transformed into something really special when you add this sweet liqueur.

I’m a big fan of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur. While it is a bit on the pricey side it lasts a long time and adds the perfect floral notes to any cocktail.

Enjoy this variation on a traditional mojito at home during the dog days of summer.

 Elderflower Mojito Cocktail | www.homeandplate.com | This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient - St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.


 

Elderflower Mojito

Mojitos are all the rage this summer. They're refreshing and bubbly on a hot summer day. But my summer cocktail has a secret ingredient called elderflower liqueur.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Elderflower Mojito
Servings: 1
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 part white rum
  • 1 part St. Germain elderflower liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3 parts chilled club soda
  • 6-10 mint leaves

Instructions

  • Place the mint, fresh lime juice and the elderflower liqueur in the bottom of a glass and muddle with a muddler. Fill the glass with crushed ice, the white rum and soda water and stir well. Garnish with mint or lime wedge.

 Elderflower Mojito Cocktail | www.homeandplate.com | This refreshing summer cocktail features rum, mint, fresh lime juice and a secret ingredient - St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur.


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